Gum Products : Evolution.
The ancient Greeks were known to be
fond of a gummy substance named
mastiche, derived from the resin of
the mastic tree.
The Mayans developed the custom of
chewing gum. Its use continued among
the descendants of the Mayans.
Meanwhile, the American Indians of
New England were also chewing gum -
but made from the resin of spruce
trees.The first gum products were
lumps of spruce gum which were sold
Spruce gum products were replaced by
paraffin wax gum. Refined paraffin
waxes are also used as ingredients
of chewing gum bases.
Modern day gum products actually
appeared in 1869.
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